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    Chateau La Gaffeliere 2005
    St. Emilion
    Bottle (12)

    The 1005 Collection! All wines sourced from well-documented cellars at auction and stored inside several free-standing temperature and humidity-controlled units, themselves held within a chilly air-conditioned room.

    "The finest La Gaffeliere I have ever tasted, the prodigious 2005 boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a flamboyant bouquet of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, blackberries, smoked meats, incense, and Asian spice. Fabulously deep and full-bodied as well as ethereal and exceptionally elegant for its explosive richness and intensity, its lightness of being reflects the vineyard’s sensational terroir. This succulent beauty appears to be approachable, but that belies some significant tannins." (96 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #176, Apr. 2008)

    "The 2005 La Gaffelière is a dense, packed Saint-Émilion with huge fruit and equally searing tannins. Red cherry, blood orange, spice, star anise and mint all open gradually in the glass. The tannins never soften though, leading me to think this needs at least a few more years in bottle. Even that may not be enough. This might be the sort of wine that is only truly pleasurable at full maturity, that won't happen for a while. Even so, behind all that tannin lies a deeply fascinating and complex Saint-Émilion." (95 pts. Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Apr. 2021)


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    September, 2021
    24th Friday
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